Aftelier Bergamoss Solid Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Bergamoss perfume

Aftelier Bergamoss is the newest solid perfume in the line. It’s exactly as the name implies. It’s a mix of bright fruits and forest moss, a throwback chypre.

Bergamoss opens with as a shade of coral. It’s like peach nectar and orange pulp. However, this scent is a chypre and it’s all about the moss. It’s peaches, oranges and a warm, dry moss. The spices in this don’t add heat but they add a dry woodiness like bark on a forest floor. Bergamoss dries down to… Continue reading | 7 Comments


Cartier La Panthere EDP Perfume Review

Cartier Panthere Perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

When I first saw the bottle of Cartier La Panthère online, I had to talk myself out of buying it unsniffed. This is as close as I’m ever going to get to owning anything from the La Panthère line. I have to say that my expectations for the fragrance itself were rather low, I had a feeling this one is all about the packaging. I mean, it could smell like nothing and people would still buy… Continue reading | 14 Comments


Alchemologie Sol de la Foret Natural Perfume Review

Alchemologie Sol de la Foret

Alchemologie Sol de la Foret is a natural perfumer’s take on the classic fougère. This perfume is overflowing with coumarin and herbs – a harmony of bitter and sweet.

Sol de la Foret opens with a cooling artemisia and lavender. It reminds me of absinthe and caramel. Fougères are on a spectrum, varying from light to dark. Sol de la Foret is a dark as a forest during the new moon. The heart introduces a spicy, clove-like carnation floral with a musky sage, still… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Ineke Gilded Lily EDP Perfume Review

INeKe Gilded Lily EDP Perfume

Ineke Gilded Lily wears like a still life to me even though it does progress and change with wear. What I mean is that it reminds me of a painting with dense, saturated colors. It’s a dark table draped in rich embroidered velvet. On the table is a gold bowl of ripe fruits, a vase of blooming lilies and a rustic candelabra.

Gilded Lily opens with tart fruits and a sulfuric grapefruit. Underneath this is a hint of chypre – moss and patchouli. The top is… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Chanel Cristalle EDP Perfume Video Review

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve always admired the genre of green fragrances but they used to intimidate them. They were sharp, crisp and I always imagined they carry a small clutch and have a really organized desk. You see, I didn’t relate to green perfume. They weren’t “me”. I’m scatterbrained, carry a big bag and have the world’s messiest desk. After being into perfume for over 10 years, green perfumes have grown on me as my experiences have broadened. Chanel Cristalle EDP was my gateway green.

Cristalle opens with bitter galbanum and tart peach. I also get… Continue reading | 20 Comments